Tag: Pierre Haubtmann

  • Remembering Pierre Haubtmann, redactor of Gaudium et Spes

    Remembering Pierre Haubtmann, redactor of Gaudium et Spes

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Pierre Haubtmann, the co-author, compiler and editor of the final, definitive version of the Vatican II Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the World of Today, Gaudium et Spes.

  • 2021 in anniversaries

    2021 in anniversaries

    As the new year dawns, it’s time to glance at the significant anniversaries Cardijn and Cardijn-movement anniversaries that are coming up in 2021.

  • The Leaven in the Council – online

    The Leaven in the Council – online

    My PhD thesis, “The Leaven in the Council: Joseph Cardijn and the Jocist Network at Vatican II” is now online in the University of Divinity website.

  • Plus ça change: Synod bishops battle the See Judge Act

    Plus ça change: Synod bishops battle the See Judge Act

    Several working groups at the current Synod on the Family are questioning the utility of the method for an “ecclesial document”, according to press reports.

  • Never trust a reference.. but be grateful it’s there

    Never trust a reference.. but be grateful it’s there

    According to Marguerite Fiévez and Jacques Meert, it was Cardijn who suggested to Pope John XXIII that he write an encyclical to mark the 70th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, which eventually became Mater et Magistra.

  • The Jesuit connection

    The Jesuit connection

    In studying Cardijn’s life and the emergence of the YCW, it is hard to overlook the role played by Jesuits, particularly in the early stages of the movement’s development.

  • Yves de Montcheuil and the YCW

    A nice article here by David Grumett on the theology of Yves de Montcheuil, the French Jesuit theologian who was a friend of Henri de Lubac, another Jesuit who would play a significant role at Vatican II. Unfortunately, Grumett does not mention the fact that de Montcheuil was also a YCW chaplain, which is also…

  • See, judge, act at Vatican II

    See, judge, act at Vatican II

    It has often been noted that the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes follows what is sometimes called “the inductive method”, starting from the bottom and moving up from the specific to the general. Here’s how that came about.